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The AN agrees with the judge and confirms the extension of the investigation into the alleged 'crypto-scam' of Arbistar

The Chamber believes that "there is no room for discussion about the complex nature" of the case, which justifies "the need" to extend the investigation.

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The AN agrees with the judge and confirms the extension of the investigation into the alleged 'crypto-scam' of Arbistar

The Chamber believes that "there is no room for discussion about the complex nature" of the case, which justifies "the need" to extend the investigation

MADRID, 29 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The National Court (AN) has confirmed the decision of judge José Luis Calama to extend the investigation of the alleged pyramid scam with cryptocurrencies by the Arbistar company, a case that is pending the practice of a series of proceedings.

In an order from this Monday, to which Europa Press has had access, the Criminal Chamber has dismissed an appeal that sought to reverse the decision of the head of the Central Investigating Court Number 4 to continue investigating, at least, until 14 April 2023.

This alleged pyramid scam with cryptocurrencies would have left a balance of more than 100 million euros defrauded and more than 30,000 harmed throughout the world, from Spain to Iran, Bulgaria, Colombia or Argentina, among other countries, as detailed by the judge. The case broke out in the autumn of 2020 with the first complaints until, after going through the courts of Arona, in Tenerife, the investigation ended in April 2021 at the National Court.

It was last October when Calama agreed to extend the investigations for a period of six months due to "the especially complex nature of the facts investigated; the large number of victims and their location throughout the national territory, as well as in numerous European countries, Asians and Latin Americans.

In addition, the instructor recalled that a report is still pending to be submitted by the Central Operative Unit (UCO) of the Civil Guard in order to "determine the technical characteristics of the so-called Community Bot and the causes of what those investigated present as a collapse or failure of the system".

But it is that the magistrate also awaits the result of various letters rogatory and European investigation orders. Specifically, an OEI addressed to the Judicial Authorities of Malta and three letters rogatory addressed to the judicial authorities of the Cayman Islands, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong which will, in turn, give rise to new inquiries.

The judges of the Fourth Section agree with the investigator and ensure that "there is no discussion about the especially complex nature of this case, given the very nature of the facts under investigation, which justifies the need for the extension adopted" by the judge "and therefore the dismissal of the appeal made".

From the Aránguez Abogados office, a party representing those affected, they were opposed to extending the instruction. As they explained to Europa Press, they filed an appeal against this decision, considering what was investigated "sufficient" and the extension unnecessary.

"It is somewhat surprising that on this occasion, some of the private accusations are shown to be belligerent with the decision to extend the investigation periods, which are precisely the ones that could cause the most damage if a false and hasty closure of the investigation was carried out," he replies. now the room

The magistrates consider, contrary to what was maintained by the appellants, that the investigation directed by Judge Calama has not been delayed "excessively in time", focusing on its complexity.

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